Even though I am not a fan of oats as such, most of the time I resort to it as it is the easiest breakfast that you can make and ensure that you have some. With so many reports emphasizing on how important breakfast as a meal is for our overall health and weight maintenance matters, it becomes imperative to have a filling breakfast, how much every fast life may be. That reminds me how breakfast is a lavish affair back home, and how sometimes meals are divided into two – a glass of sulemani with ripe plantains, boiled eggs and biscuits to begin with and moving onto a spread which can be a full meal in itself. In a fast paced life like that of UAE, we are mostly dependent on quick fixes like cereals and oats.
Sharing with you today, a vegan breakfast which is easy to make, is packed with goodness of coconut milk and chia seeds and topped with some sweetened apples, to add to the crunch! I got this recipe from an oats feature in a magazine and totally loved how this one turned out to be. Top with your favorite nuts for an extra crunch. I would suggest to use fresh coconut milk to cook this, since it adds to a lovely nascent taste. No, not that canned coconut milk is not good, it is but fresh is always best! 🙂
Chia Oatmeal with Cinnamon Apples
- 1 cup thin coconut milk
- 3 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 apple diced
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp raw sugar
- Add the chia seeds to water and allow it to soak for around 10 minutes till plumped up.
- Combine coconut milk and oats in a saucepan and cook till done.
- Switch off the flame and add the chia water. Mix well.
- Toss the diced apples with cinnamon powder and sugar.
- Put the oatmeal into a bowl and top with the apples. Enjoy!